Industrial action is being taken by members of Unite The Union and Unison. This may affect council services over the coming weeks. Currently, bin collections are back on schedule. However, we expect them to be affected again after the bank holiday on Monday 7 May. Please refer to our website nearer the time for updates. ×
To remove trees and hedgerows from your property it is sometimes necessary to seek permission from us. Instructions on how and when to do so are explained below. For further information, please contact us.
You will need to seek permission to remove all or part of a hedge if it is on or runs alongside:
Only certain people may ask for permission to remove a hedge:
If your hedge:
You also do not need to seek permission:
Normal management of your hedgerow does not require prior planning permission.
No. Removal also includes other actions that result in the hedge being destroyed.
Coppicing, laying and the removal of dead or diseased shrubs or trees are treated as normal management.
You must submit a Hedgerow Removal Notice to us. There is no charge for this.
You can apply online via the Planning Portal website or download, complete and return the Hedgerow removal notice application form (PDF 67KB).
The site will be visited to see if the hedge is deemed "important", and we may have to enter your land. To be important, the hedge must be:
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